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Definition of Crippled

Crippled: A medically outmoded and politically incorrect term that implies a serious loss of normal function through damage or loss of an essential body part or element. The term has been replaced by handicapped.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=7838
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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